Category Archives: French / français

The importance of Study Abroad

I am a big proponent of study abroad, having done it when I was a junior in college. I lived with a wonderful French family and also with two American students for an academic year in a small suburb outside … Continue reading

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Thé aux Oranges de Cuba

This tea has been in our cupboard for many years. It seems to be in good condition and I don’t really think its freshness has been affected. Thé aux oranges de Cuba is pretty much like a Bigelow tea that … Continue reading

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That Little French Guy in Highland Park

We had a window of an hour. I was having one of those days of picking up kids and taking them here and there. To be honest, carting kids around in a car is not my favorite thing to do, … Continue reading

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Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette AKA Colette

Sunday saw us hitting the movies. In the past, sometimes we have waited too long and the movie that we want to see is gone. This was special since it is about the French writer by the name of Colette. … Continue reading

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Bathrooms

Camping brings up the idea of bathrooms. Is there nothing more revolting than a pit toilet? Okay, yes there is, a dirty, uncared for pit toilet where people have been abusive by being slobs. Kohler-Andrae State Park in Wisconsin was … Continue reading

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